Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Recent Legal Issues And Problems Relating To Acts Of Piracy Off Somalia

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The forms of intimidation typically took the form of deliberate ramming of Irish fishing vessels, destruction of nets and other interferences of a less serious nature such as 'close-quartering' such Irish vessels – all being essentially violent acts interfering with legitimate Irish fishing activities. The basic phraseology of the initial definitional aspects of piracy in the failed Bill following the law of the sea terminology in Article 101(a) of the Law of the Sea Convention (LOSC) – such as what constitutes unlawful means – put 'unlawful violence' at the heart of the definition; and it clearly indicated that robbery or theft is not a necessary element of the international crime, as is borne out by use of the disjunctive phrase or any act of depredation.

Keywords:Article 101(a); Irish fishing vessels; Law of the Sea Convention; piracy



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Selected Contemporary Issues in the Law of the Sea — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation